New symptoms: I have been getting annoying headaches - I have just tried drinking more water when this happens, although it doesn't seem to always work. I hate taking tylenol - it doesn't really work well for me, and has been making me feel some nausea. Also, I've been getting horrific heartburn where I feel like I might throw up. I've been trying to take smaller bites, chew more, and eat more slowly. Doing so has helps so far. Finally, I'm having major dry eyes, which is why I haven't been wearing my contacts very often. So, I've been looking dorky in my glasses. I'm thinking it might be time for some new ones.
My cravings over the past week: chocolate milk, lime sherbet, chinese food, wine. I indulged in all of them - except the wine. But man, I could really go for a glass right now.
Speaking of wine, I think wine is the thing I miss most - I normally am a wine freak - I love Friday nights when I could come home, open a bottle of wine, and have a glass or two while we made and ate dinner. There's something so soothing about that. Instead, I am experimenting with other drinks (non-alcoholic, obvi). We found a mexican soda and bought that and it tastes special enough to make me feel like I'm having something other than water or juice. I also have been trying out different sparkling juices. I've been putting all of these drinks in champagne glasses, just to make me feel special. There's something about champagne glasses - it makes me feel all happy like there's some big occasion to celebrate.
We have less than two weeks until we get to see baby again - I can't imagine how much he/she will have changed since we saw him/her at about 8 weeks. And I hope at that point, we can finally feel like this is real, like we really are this lucky to be having a freaking baby!! Oh right, and we'll find out whether I have a penis or vagina floating around in my belly. That's kind of weird to think about actually!
Baby is currently the size of a sweet potato: about 5.6 inches from crown to rump, and about 6-7 ounces. Baby is now able to yawn and hiccup, and has his/her own fingerprints on the fingers and toes.
My belly is starting to bulge out a bit, and fill out. I think I'm carrying it more all around instead of looking like a basketball, which makes me think girl.
I promise at some point, the pictures will have some consistency. But Ian and I are still learning to use our camera better, and trying to find a good spot for the weekly pictures. I've either been looking washed out from the flash and there's a major shadow from my body on the wall, or it's been too dark and blurry (without the flash).
See here: without flash (I prefer the first picture - it's more natural looking I think)
Here is with the flash:
Those with DSLR cameras, suggestions pleaseeee!